Well, I recently saw a Colnago sold by Maestro internationally that was such poor quality I'm happy to say it was a second.
It also had an "M - Level" decal, I tracked to this guy http://www.m-level.be/mlevel.htm
, further convincing me it was either:
a - a fake frame painted as a new Colnago, or
b - a repaired or reject / qc'd frame that was painted after being sold back door.
The paint was shit too - wrong font on the 'o' and runs / overspray all over.
If a deal is too good to be true, it is.
Front derailleur shifting was impeded as there was a 'non-standard' carbon gusset at the chainstay / bb junction and the hole driller for the cable to pass through was in the wrong place, meaning the cable dragged over the edges.
Pretty disgraceful conduct by someone purporting to run a business.
Paul at Slane says that all of the frames that are sold through Maestro and usually unpainted when they reach the distributor, and painted to each customers requirements hence the poor finish, the lacquers are no where near as good.
Lads you're making statements based on second hand information and unsubstantiated claims. Mike Perry might consider that to be libel. So might a court...